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Posted August 27/14
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox presents From Toronto, via Sudan, EMMANUEL JAL former child soldier turned recording artist and peace activist Friday, October 17, 2014 (Doors 8pm) Video: EMMANUEL JAL – "We Want Peace" – youtu.be 27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada. Age 19+/ General Admission ADVANCE TICKETS: $8.00, for a limited time,, at TicketWeb.ca or by phone 1.888.222.6608
    ZaphodBeeblebrox.ca

  • JOIN US : MIGIZI BAND appearing FRIDAY Aug 29 , 2014 at La Brass Aylmer : MIGIZI (Algonquin for Eagle), is a 6-piece act that offer the highest quality renditions of classic rock hits from the 60s, 70s and beyond, with some good ole rocking country tunes thrown in the mix. Some of our favorite artists include The Eagles, ZZ TOP, Judas Priest, Elvis, Tom Petty, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, The Stones, The Beatles, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams - and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Come join the fun ! migiziband.com , facebook.com/labrass.Aylmer
    mtrmt@msn.com
Posted August 26/14
  • CLASSIC ALBUM LIVE DOUBLE BILL - BLIZZARD & MAX/AC will be performing two great classic albums "Blizzard of Ozz" and "Back In Black" in their entirety at the Greenfield's Pub (900 Greenbank Road) on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20. You don't want to miss this show!!! Share this Special Event and support Live Music. facebook.com BLIZZARD – Ultimate Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne (Promo Video) youtube.com MAX/AC – An Authentic Tribute To AC/DC (Promo video) youtube.com
    ozzyandrandy82@gmail.com

  • The return of Zaphod's FREE Concerts - "Showcase Mondays" - Heard Before The Herd. Every Monday, starting Monday, September 1, 2014 (Doors 8pm) Sept 1 Huntersfield + Archy&Mehitabel + Made Noon + Rotary Park Sept 8 Tribe Royal + Archy&Mehitabel + Aenigma + Kris Mangione Sept 15 Black Market Candy + Archy&Mehitabel + Tall Trees + The Toques Sept 22 Sound of Stories + Archy&Mehitabel + Rock, Stock and Barrell + Chase Garrett Sabatine Sept 29 Tales From The Backseat + Archy&Mehitabel + Project Mantra + Adam Ferris Oct 6 The Prett Melberts + Archy&Mehitabel + Dimestore Debra + The Fake Sick Oct 13 Audible Obsession + Archy&Mehitabel + Chris Spencer + The Toques Oct 20 In Fiasco + @Archy&Mehitabel + Subject Sinclair + Fire Antlers 27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada. Age 19+/ TICKETS: FREE! GRATUIT! ZILCH! NADA!
    ZaphodBeeblebrox.ca

  • Looking for second pro (gigging) band to share in centrally located, non-smoking, secure and alarmed rehearsal space. This is an upcoming vacancy that we need to fill. We have a lounge area complete with big screen TV, couch and fridge. Space comes equipped with rehearsal PA with large board and powered monitors. You can leave your gear but you must provide your own amps, mikes and kit (you don't use our stuff - we don't use yours). Your bandmates will have to contribute to cleaning and maintenance etc. This space will only be used by 2 bands (yours and ours). You get 3 nights per week with optional weekend day for $300/mth (and on time). References please.
    studiotubes@gmail.com
Posted August 25/14
  • Legendary 80's new wave group THE BOX will be playing The Brass Monkey on Friday, September 5th. Jean-Marc and the band will be playing all the hits you remember and love, plus some pretty cool progressive rock. With special guests: The Ecstatic and Sussex. Advance tickets are $22. Tickets at the door are $25 (if available). For tickets, please visit: thebrassmonkey.bigcartel.com Licensed 19+ event, Doors at 7:00 p.m., Show at 8:00 p.m.
    Hard Rock Guitar Great GILBY CLARKE plays The Brass Monkey on Saturday, September 6th. Gilby is formerly of Guns N' Roses, Rock Star Supernova and Slash's Snakepit. With special guests: The Road Heavy, Project Mars and Static Revolt. Advance tickets are $25. For tickets, please visit: thebrassmonkey.bigcartel.com Licensed 19+ event, Doors at 7:00 p.m., Show at 8:00 p.m.
    patgbc@gmail.com

  • Sound Tech available for very competitive rate. Full set-up, sound check, mix and tear down, PA included. On location 16 track recordings.
    steve.muss@gmail.com

  • Drummer private practice room : clean, confortable , air-conditioned / heated and acoustically sound room for a drummer. You can practice 2x a week almost anytime , week days after 5 pm. weekends anytime. You can leave your set in ! The set on the picture is just for the demo. Rate: $ 290,- monthly including practicing and storage of your set. 613 742 5096
    peter@europrointeriors.com
Posted August 24/14
  • ACID JAZZ PSYCHEDELIC FUSION at The Avant Garde on Friday, August 29. 135 1/2 Besserer St, near Rideau Mall.
    zortotron@gmail.com

  • THE GNARLYS will be playing at the Atomic Rooster located 303 Bank Street, Ottawa on Saturday August 30th. The show starts at 4:00 pm and ends at 8:00 pm. Come and join us for good food and a great atmosphere. For more info you can go to our website thegnarlys.com or send us an email at
    thegnarlys@thegnarlys.com

  • Fully Established Led Zeppelin Tribute Seeking Frontman We are a well rehearsed group...keys, bass, guitar, drums with all the gear and know-how with a great practice spot and we are auditioning Robert Plants for Ottawa's upcoming professional sounding live led zeppelin experience. (Ages 20-50 preferably) We plan to play a myriad of Led Zeppelin material from their greatest hits to TSRTS movie material to vault zeppelin including Physical Graffiti/In through the Out Door songs and other stuff you never hear to create a one of a kind Led Zeppelin performance like no other. Please email us for our current set list and any other info. Thanks!
    ledzeppelinottawa@hotmail.ca

  • Eastern Canada's Premier Saxophone Quartet! Website: saxappeal.ca With our distinctive sound, we specialize in providing appropriate live background entertainment to enhance the ambiance of sophisticated functions that require the finest of touches. Comprised of ONLY four saxophones, Sax Appeal provides a unique musical experience by playing classical music, jazz, or anything in-between for cocktail/dinner receptions, weddings, conferences, diplomatic and corporate events, golf tournaments or holiday/Christmas parties (to name a few). A short sample of our music can be found here: youtube.com To make your event truly unique and one to remember, you need to have an ensemble that is as equally distinctive. You need SAX APPEAL. youtube.com
    info@saxappeal.ca
Posted August 22/14
  • Six Points North & Thing Kings Live @ The Brass Monkey. Ottawa's only Classic Rock cover band that focuses on Canadian Rock artists as will be performing with Ottawa's one and only Thing Kings at The Brass Monkey on Friday August 29, 2014. Only $6.00 at the door for a great night of rock n roll. Come on out and get your Monkey On!
    sixpointsnorth@gmail.com

  • Calamity is performing live from 8:00 p.m. Saturday, September 6th to 12:00 a.m. on Sunday, September 7th at The New Edinburgh pub (613) 748-9809 --1 Beechwood Ave, Ottawa. Come on down, bring your friends for great food and entertainment by one of Ottawa's best acoustic groups. Calamity considers itself a trio with you as the audience our third member. So be prepared to sing, stomp and have a great time with CALAMITY.calamityacoustictrio.weebly.com
    calamitytrio@aol.com

  • we are looking for an established band seeking a space for rehearsal. You bring your own equipment and can leave it in the room permanently, it is shared with 2 other established matured bands/ musicians. Rent is $ 280/monthly, You can practice almost anytime , details and schedule tbd. Room is nice, heated/ air-conditioned, carpeted, clean, 5 minutes east from downtown. Call 613 742 5096
    peter@europrointeriors.com

  • 21 year-old guitarist/vocalist and 24 year-old drummer looking for fairly experienced bassist to form a 3 piece/4 piece hard rock/metal project. Influences are Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, Dio, Deep Purple. Looking to finish writing and recording original songs to release a demo and set up shows. Setlist includes originals as well as covers. Singing backup and/or lead vocals would be ideal. Serious inquirers feel free to e-mail to discuss set list and a potential jam session
    jbouch3393@gmail.com

  • WANT GUITARIST who can capably swap LEAD & rhythm duties. Vocal ability=great. 'Folk'/blues/rock. You pick up new songs quickly, or you can fake your way through playing decent fills. Know what I mean? You do if you can. Idea: form a core group who can gig with little preparation. Requires capable players with confidence and experience. Don't want to be rehearsing 6 months with no possibility of performing. My job: lead this 'project' primarily doing cover music (easier start up). I need to know the songs well so the others may easily follow. This could be a duo. But I have a solid bassist and drummer available if there is a good situation. But before saying 'band' I'd like to get good guitar player secured (better than me=good). I'm 41. Playing 20+ years on & off. Have a good tenor/baritone voice, can play acoustic and electric guitar (other string too), including decent lead (all is relative). Have a day job and value family. This is for fun, but want to do well. Please: nobody with who places major importance on booze/drugs as part of music. Also I have original music – you can collaborate with me? Open to others' music too.
    jd1655@yahoo.com
Posted August 21/14
  • Double Double...will be playing the "Limestone City" bluesfest in Kingston,this Saturday....12:00 noon in the park, and Saturday evening up the street at the "Queens Inn"...one of the better blues festivals around.....see you there...
    bs.crowe@hotmail.ca

  • Looking for a serious drummer Hard-rock/metal (Originals and covers) If you like AC/DC / Black Sabbath / Ministry / Fear Factory / Creed, Metallica, Motorhead, you're the one!! We practice in Val-des-monts (Postal code J8N 4A7) Every Sunday around 4 pm for now, thanks Guy Defayette...contact me via Facebook in private message contact Guy
    Defayette@gmail.com
Posted August 19/14
  • Stevie & the Musskrats! Live at La Brass Aylmer! 200 Rue Principal, Aylmer, QC. Doors @ 9:00pm. $5 @ the door. For more info: stevieandthemusskrats.com
    steve.muss@gmail.com

  • Hey there singers and players of acoustic instruments! We have an awesome acoustic open mic every Weds night at the Pepper Urban Pub. The Black Pepper Urban Pub The Black Pepper Urban Pub is located at 1017 Wellington Street West in trendy Hintonburg. Come out and showcase your hidden talents! Make new friends and join us for an evening of fun live entertainment. The open mic runs from 9pm until midnight and you never know who's going to show up! Hope to see you there! Check out our facebook page for photos and updates facebook.com/blackpepperopenmic
    oldguitarplayer@hotmail.com

  • WANTED DRUMMER preferably with vocal & songwriting ability / previous gigging & recording experience.WE are a live progressive pop rock act doing originals / covers with influences like Badfinger Big Star Yes Who CSN&Y Blue Rodeo.PLEASE only serious inquiries.
    littlevillage2005@hotmail.com
Posted August 18/14
  • Six Points North, Ottawa's only cover band that focuses on Canadian Rock artists as well as the classics will be performing with Ottawa's one and only Thing Kings at The Brass Monkey on Friday August 29, 2014. Come on out and get your Monkey On! Only $6.00 at the door for a great night of rock n roll. See you there!
    sixpointsnorth@gmail.com
Posted August 16/14
  • Looking for Opening band for Oct 25th Halloween bash . Malice and Monsters , Ottawas Alice cooper Tribute band and the Brass Monkey is hosting this night , there will be 3 cash prizes for best costume , so we encourage people to dress in there best costumes plus many door prizes drawn at no extra cost , plus every person that attends gets a gift at the door just for showing up lots of giveaways . So we are looking for a cover band that plays rock and roll type dance music who can bring a crowd to see them perform and will also see a full ALICE COOPER Theatrical Tribute show , Opening band will play a One hour set (at least) , This can also be a fantastic chance for an up coming cover band to perform on a pro stage setting for a large crowd at a great place, and possibly get future gigs through these efforts so new bands don't be shy to apply , if this sounds like your band , please contact us with some details about your band . we do like to support new bands and give equal opportunity for established or non established bands so we hope to hear from both sides , Lets Go have some fun... to inquire
    gamut7@yahoo.ca

  • Drummer needed for original driving guitar-pop/rock band. Late 20s to early 40s would be suitable. Can send mp3s if you're interested. Should be reasonably available to jam/gig. Should be okay with playing a tight, driving 4/4 beat without having to fancy up the drum part (and doesn't mind being told how to play the part (although we're open to ideas, of course.)) Originals are already written. Music is Smiths/R.E.M./Coldplay/FooFighters mixture I guess? Appreciation for guitar-based "alternative?" music would help.
    ao2112@hotmail.com

  • Local band looking for female/male singer ASAP for band rehearsals you are responsible for your own transportation.our music is from 60's generation and up . SERIOUS INQUIRES ONLY !!! we are a band who also likes to show off our talent by playing gigs and making a little of $$$ for doing what we love.
    frankadimichele@hotmail.com
Posted August 15/14
  • Zaphod Beeblebrox presents From Toronto via Ottawa PHILLY MOVES Saturday, September 13, 2014 (Doors 8pm) Video: PHILLY MOVES – "Nickelbag Batman" – youtu.be 27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada. Age 19+/ General Admission ADVANCE TICKETS: $7.00, for a limited time,, at TicketWeb.ca or by phone 1.888.222.6608
    ZaphodBeeblebrox.ca

  • **WANTED** Blues-Rock Bassist in Ottawa/Kanata Area. Mid to late teens preferred. Email me c.john.charlton@gmail.com. Will respond ASAPNeeds to be able to write original parts and Improvise whenever.Band consists of two 17 year olds and an 18 year old Preferred Style: Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Guns n' Roses.
    anonnymous@live.ca
Posted August 14/14
  • Mystery live at Brass Monkey An Evening of Symphonic Progressive Rock with the band Mystery. This is our first show with new singer Jean Pageau before our European tour in September. Friday August 15 9h30pm The Brass Monkey, Ottawa $10 therealmystery.com
    pajomusic@videotron.ca

  • Zaphod Beeblebrox presents From Nashville KATE TUCKER & THE SONS OF SWEDEN + SHANNON ROSE Friday, September 5, 2014 (Doors 8pm) Video: KATE TUCKER & THE SONS OF SWEDEN – "Blue Hotel" – youtu.be 27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada. Age 19+/ General Admission ADVANCE TICKETS: $7.00, for a limited time,, at TicketWeb.ca or by phone 1.888.222.6608
    ZaphodBeeblebrox.ca

  • Looking for an acoustic guitarist for Tues Aug 19. Private get together for a few ppl only. Evening 8pm. Few hours. Not required to sing. Rock influences. Pearl Jam, STP, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones, Pink Floyd, Tragically Hip etc. Want a strong guitar player who can play stuff for sing along. I also have a guitar we will bring along. Must have strong collection of music they can play by memory. Pls send email with your details, song list and price per hour $ Thanks
    Fazal.sadikali@gmail.com

  • MELODIC METAL FANS! Ottawa's own Ivory Knight is playing a home town date on Aug 23rd 2014, and we would love to see you all at the show. More info on the show here: ivoryknight.net/event About Ivory Knight: A Canadian band combining traditional, power, thrash, and progressive Metal! Respected Metal magazine Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles #92 lists the band as one of the great Canadian Metal acts alongside bands like Rush, Annihilator, Voivod, Anvil, Exciter, and others! The Temple of Metal in Greece called the band "Canada's best kept secret"! U.S.-based Indie-Music.com says this band is "good enough to have a mainstream appeal similar to that of Priest, Sabbath, Megadeth, or Metallica"!
    john.perinbam@gmail.com

  • Pro Metal Vocalist, Lead Guitarist, and Drummer are seeking a Bassist and Keyboardist, to complete a Power Metal/Hard Rock Act for recording and gigging. We are looking for a bassist and hopefully a keyboardist (although we could play initially without a keyboardist.) We have material and a fully equipped professional studio and rehearsal space at www.uboat.ca We are also willing to collaborate with new members on like minded material. Must have at least 2 rehearsals per week. You can hear some preproduction unfinished songs at reverbnation.com/bobbystones Please only serious ambitious people. You can contact me at 613-799-4762 or at
    rob@uboat.ca
Posted August 13/14
  • Friday August 15th, Helium is appearing live at La Brass, 200 Principale, Aylmer Qc. Show starts at 9:30pm Come and join us for a great evening with some of the best classic rock tunes. Bring your friends, come and shoot some pool and have a cold one.
    brazeau404@sympatico.ca

  • Rock band looking for solid singer Bass playing an asset. Classic type rock lots of originals. If you're the one please send a link to your stuff
    jfenton@videotron.ca

  • Hey! we're a band looking for a lead guitar to play original songs. We're in country/folk/rock style, a mix between Johnny Cash and Jack White. We are a french (but language is not a problem) band and we've been playing for 6 years, so we have many songs. We're practicing once a week in Gatineau (Hull). We already have an album and 5 other songs recorded. If you're interested e-mail me and I can send you some track.
    duguaymarcandre@gmail.com
Posted August 12/14
  • Compassionate Canadians present SAVE GAZA Humanitarian Relief Emergency Fundraiser Twitter hashtag: #OttawaSaveGaza Featuring musical performances and humanitarian speakers Saturday, August 23, 2014 (Doors 7pm) 27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada. Age 19+/ Suggested donation: $10.00, or donate more at the door. Even if you can't come, buy a ticket as a donation. 100% goes to Palestine Children's Relief Fund, for Gaza., at TicketWeb.ca or by phone 1.888.222.6608
    ZaphodBeeblebrox.ca

  • Looking for Bass player with lead/backup vocals to play in a Celtic/Folk/Rock trio (Multi-instrumentalist would be an amazing). At the moment the two of us combined play: Violin, Guitar Rhythm/Lead, Harmonica, Sax, Mandolin, Tin whistle, some Keyboards. We're in our fifties and have lots of gigging experience. We're working on a song list which we can supply on interest and would like to get out and gig once or twice a month, when we're ready. The practice place (with PA) is in Bells Corners. We're a trio minus one, just one more and we'll gitter done. Also developing originals
    gerrymcnamee55@gmail.com

  • New rehearsal studio Jam Barn ( jambarn.com) The Jam Barn offers professionally equipped rehearsal studios where Ottawa's musicians can be plugged and playing within minutes . Located just minutes from downtown Ottawa, the barn offers a clean, confortable ( air-conditioned) and acoustically sound environment for you and your band to rehearse in. Check our website
    thejambarn@gmail.com
Posted August 11/14
  • Grin & Bare It will be performing this Saturday, August 16, at the Carleton Tavern in Ottawa (223 Armstrong St. at Parkdale Ave.). Come and join us for a night of classic and modern rock, dancing and cold brew at this historic venue. Check us out on Facebook: facebook.com Cheers!
    mcgregor4339@rogers.com

  • Cool Britannia is looking for a new bass player. We are a 6 piece gigging cover band with a unique sound that includes horns and layered vocal harmonies. We are open to any age but we are all 40 +. We are committed to practicing every week and we have an equipped rehearsal space in Ottawa West. The band is devoted to raising funds for local charities, particular-larly Kids Come 1st, an organization that assists children with autism. Check us out on facebook: facebook.com If you are interest please contact via private FB message or at
    info.coolbritannia@gmail.com

  • Hey all you bands out there. We have a private party this week end in Plantagenet On. Hosted by the old school bikers. We are in need of one more cover band. Styles would preferred would be Classic rock/Rock from the 60's/70's hits from the 90's and so on. If you have a set of an hour or more would be great. The show is this saturday Aug/16. NO promotion on your part is needed since this is a private party. Some compensation is available and to be discussed. If your interested please contact me be private message with your band details. Kevin, Thanks!
    kevin1736@sympatico.ca

  • Looking for Bass player with lead/backup vocals to play in a Celtic/Folk/Rock trio (Multi-instrumentalist would be an asset). At the monent the two of us combined play: Violin, Guitar Rhythm/Lead, Harmonica, Sax, Mandolin, Tin whistle, some Keyboards. We're in our fifties and have lots of gigging experience. We're working on a song list which we can supply on interest and would like to get out and gig once or twice a month, when we're ready. The practice place (with PA) is in Bells Corners. We're a trio minus one, just one more and we'll gitter done.
    wendymcnamee@gmail.com
Posted August 8/14
  • "Sweet Home Chicago - Canada's Ultimate Blues Brothers Showband & Revue" shakes The Brass Monkey on Saturday, August 9th, w/ special guests "the Cory Coons Band". The show starts at 8:00pm and doesn't stop till they close the place! $10 Cover at the door. Visit sweethomechicagoshow.com for more info.
    jake1980@hotmail.ca
Posted August 6/14
  • Looking for band to help share the stage sept 12th at bassline station one band rdy to go lookin for another to share evening of great music. Email dave at
    mordenheim1@hotmail.com

  • Thursday Night - Open MIC Night , The Brass Monkey 250A Greenbank rd . The fun kicks off around 9 PM ... Open Mic Night is hosted by Jumpin' Jimmy Leroux . A huge stage , House Drum Set , Bass amp , mics , lights , lasers and even a pro soundman to make ya sound real good . Perfect for bands or performers to get out of the basement and play on a pro stage . A great atmosphere and always a super night . Please contact Jimmy to book a timeslot as they fill up quick .
    jimleroux@rogers.com
Posted August 4/14
  • Farewell Davidson at Blues Print Series Showcase. Festival House BSOMA Stage, 450 Churchill Ave. N. Ottawa Aug.28th 7:30 PM all ages event $5.00 cover email us at for advance tickets
    farewelldavidson@hotmail.com

  • Crimson Aura is an Orleans based Rock band, we cover cool tunes from most genres of the ROCK. Hard, Alternative, Ballad, Grunge, RocknRoll, Classic rock, the Blues, as well as original material, We are looking for a bassist that can rehearse with the band on a weekly basis, as well as be prepared to gig 1-2 shows month. We rehearse in Orleans in a comfortable and secure home studio, with PA, mics, effects, and recording capability. We are 18-50, so age is not an issue nor race or gender :). Influences are Nirvana, The Cult, Zeppelin, Metallica, Marilyn Manson, Tool, Alice In Chains, Headstones, Billy Squier, Black Keyes, Floyd, Uriah Heep, Neil Young, Hendrix, April Wine, ...No Tragically Hip ! No AC/DC ! So we have tried 2 bassists out but they didn't work out so we are hoping to find the right fit ! We rehearse but we have fun so looking for outgoing personality, with def no ego or attitude. We are male vocalist, female vocals and keys/piano, lead guitarist, and drummer. All replies answered, please send samples/links and/or short bio w your reply. Serious replies, please text or call. Rock On
    crimson.aura@live.com

  • Code 18 is presently seeking a versatile experienced guitarist to add his or her flavor to the progressive rock music that we create. Please have transportation, great laughter, discipline and a fantastic attitude! Here's a recent gig: omniumdurock.tv Here's our web page for a listen to some demo songs:code18 We are currently working on recording a full length cd with music for a second and third cd just waiting to be completed. Please contact me at
    sylvains@rogers.com
Posted August 3/14
  • DRUMMER WANTED – Classic/melodic rock cover band is looking for a talented DRUMMER. Must have own equipment, transportation, and be available to rehearse on Sunday afternoons (central Ottawa location). Previous band/performance experience, ability to learn quickly, and time to learn material are favourable. Looking for a full member of the band, not someone just wanting additional gigs or casual jamming. No alcohol or substance abuse. We are currently 4 members in our 40's. We have 4 full sets of songs, and are at a gigging stage, playing in and near Ottawa (no touring). We do this part time, but have skill and dedication. For more information, arrange audition time, song list, and song samples, see our website at cartesiandreamsband.com or email us at
    cartesiandreamsband@gmail.com
Posted August 1/14
Posted July 31/14
  • Fortunate Soul will be playing their hard driving classic rock at La Brass,200 Principale in Alymer on Friday August 1st. Come on out and enjoy some cool ones with some hot music Show starts at 9:45 See you there.
    cliffkeeney@gmail.com

  • Looking for a reliable female singer with strong vocal capabilities and experience between the ages of 18 to 33 to front a classic rock/country rock cover band. We play within the Ottawa area with many great paying gigs, some of our gigs on on the road. For example Montreal, Kingston, Brockville. Must have good stage appearance & be fit. If you play an instrument or keyboards it would be an asset. Own transportation is a must. (613) 222-0726
    garybray@rogers.com
Posted July 30/14
  • For all fans of 80s metal classic bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Judas Priest, etc… don't miss our band Anger Inc at Greenfield's Pub this Friday August 1st with 2 bands who will join us for this evening: A Darker Day and Neverfriend. Hope to see you all there!
    eidchris1@hotmail.com

  • Seeking solid, experienced bass player for established, working cover band. Double bass or electric, but double bass preferred. Repertoire includes rock, pop, country, bluegrass. Gigs pay decent. We have upcoming gigs in the books so would like to start jamming with you ASAP.
    ottawaband500@hotmail.com
Posted July 27/14
  • A Hard Day's Night, 50 years later When: August 23, 2014, 9:30 PM Where: Greenfield's Pub, 900 Greenbank Rd. Jonesey and the GreyTones are continuing their salute to the Beatles albums of 1964 with A Hard Day's Night, 50 Years Later, a tribute to the album and the movie, both released in the summer of 1964. This great art film and fantastic collection of songs have stood the test of time, bringing the same joy and excitement today as they ever have. So, whether you've been working like a dog or sleeping like a log, come and take in some of that Beatles happy therapy $5 cover charge Jonesey and the GreyTones: Paul Johanis, Jim Devlin, Aaron Reid, guitar, keyboards and vocals; Myk Hewitt, bass; Michel Cloutier, drums Jonesey bio and website: www.jonesey101.com Contact: Paul Johanis,, 613-513-8372
    pjohanis@rogers.com

  • Blind Dog Willy – is in search of a talented Bass player. Vocals would be an asset. We play an upbeat Progressive/Blues/Rock feel, with some originals thrown into the mix. We are a Trio, so bass and drums carry the show. Need to feel that groove. Contact – Gator: 613-866-1200 email:
    gatormygator@rogers.com
Posted July 25/14
  • LIVE & BUMPIN' at Brass Monkey Billiards 250 Greenbank (just South of Baseline). Come & Party with 3 fun Alt Pop Rock bands - catchy originals & covers. Full Tipped Sleeve, Dimestore Debra & Adam's Leaf. Doors at 8 & Music at 9 $5.
    contact@fulltippedsleeve.com

  • Riishi Von Rex makes awesome music, but they need your help to make an awesome record! Since we formed our duo two years ago we've been dreaming and scheming to create a killer debut EP. With searing riffs, howling vocals and thundering drum lines we think we've honed material that will knock your socks off but great songs and a great sound are just the first steps to a great record. Check out our indiegogo page for more info! indiegogo.com
    riishivonrex@gmail.com

  • Best kept secret.. Jam session at The Greystone Grill every Sunday afternoon from 1pm 'til 5pm.. PA ..for acoustic based music in a nice laid back patio setting..All welcome! Come on by and play a few tunes or sit back and listen and treat yourself to some nice micro brewery tap offerings or enjoy something from the Greystones varied menu.. 179 Constance Bay Road.. Hope to see ya !
    pirate6string@gmail.com

  • Hi my name is Matt Cameron and I have a metal band which is looking for a drummer age 20 -25. If you think you what it takes give me a shout to set up a jam session.
    mattc2042@gmail.com
Posted July 24/14
  • Fortunate Soul, the hardest working classic rock trio around, will be performing this Friday and Saturday(25th 26th July) at Ottawa`s Newfoundland Pub 940 Montreal Road Come on out and enjoy great food ,drink and music Show`s start at (9:45) See you there!
    cliffkeeney@gmail.com

  • PA System and sound man for Hire Top quality EV PA System and sound man for hire Turn key operation, including set up tear down Mains, monitors, mic's, stands, lights, everything you need. $400 a night Donnie 613 836-3382
    donaldleafloor@rogers.com
Posted July 22/14
  • "THE RAYKENS" WILL BE APPEARING THIS FRIDAY AT THE BEAST FROM THE EAST THE LONESTAR ST-LAURENT LOCATION !!!! FIRST 10 PEOPLE TO WALK IN WILL HAVE A CHANCE TO WIN A PADDLE BOAT CRUISE ON THE OTTAWA RIVER WITH THE BAND !!! SPEEDOS AND JUICE BOXES NOT INCLUDED !!! CHECK THIS SUPER MEGA WANNA BE ROCKSTARS AT
    RAYKENS.COM

  • All-female band starting: Female musicians seeking other female musicians - specifically lead, rhythm and bass guitarists. We have a gig space and some equipment to start. Please contact me (Lisa) and we will arrange a time to jam to see if there is a fit. Specific interests are rock, heavy rock and folk rock - mostly man rock sung/performed by women. Email or Text Lisa for questions and to express interest at 613-869-1198 or
    beginnings_for_lisa@yahoo.ca

  • Hi my name is michel-olivier filion and I am looking for local bands to play at a bar in rockland ontario. for more info plz email me at
    michelolivier_@hotmail.com
Posted July 21/14
  • Batteur Recherché Groupe établi dans la région de Gatineau depuis 2007. Nous recherchons un batteur d'expérience. Notre groupe est composé d'une chanteuse, un saxophone, deux guitaristes, un bassiste et la perle rare recherchée à la batterie. Notre musique comprends les hits classiques du rock & roll des années 50 et 60 ainsi qu'un peu de rock québécois et de classic rock. Nous travaillons aussi sur un deuxième projet qui consiste d'un homage à Corbeau. Si un de ces projets, ou les deux vous intéresse, contactez Paul au 819-986-3562 ou par couriel.
    sabster1@hotmail.com
Posted July 20/14
  • Experienced sound tech with full PA and lighting for hire. 4000W (FOH) 2000W tops 2000W subs 1600W (monitors) 4 x 400W 4 separate monitor mixes Yamaha Digital mixer (24 ch) 100' snake with 24 xlr and 8 returns LED pars and moving head lighting Lighting controller Fogger and mic stands (short & long boom) Full mic pack 4 x Shure 58 4 x Shure 57 Audix drum mic pack w/ clips 1 x Shure beta 52 I have been doing sound for 10 yrs and worked in Edmonton, Toronto and Ottawa. I'm a musician so I understand your needs on stage. I have worked with lots of genres - rock, punk, folk. indie, country, funk, reggae, industrial, goth, metal etc. Let me know your budget. I'm a one man operation with set up - sound check - show - teardown. Thx.
    ch-sl@live.com
Posted July 18/14
  • ".Double Double" are once again playing at the ' Atomic Rooster' on Bank st......Sunday July 20th...from 6 to 9... hope you will join us for some good music, food and drinks.....
    bs.crowe@hotmail.ca
Posted July 17/14
  • Hello there! We are in need of a band for a private gig in Manotick on Saturday, July 26th. Looking for mainly well known covers and Top 40 for around 3 hours of performance. This is an outdoor event at someone's home therefore it is not equipped with any sound system. The budget is $400 + Food and alcohol. Please let me know if this interests you, Thank you! Steven @ Magic Studio Productions
    steven@stevesmagicstudio.com

  • Hey! calling all Original and Cover bands in the Rock/ Hard Rock / Classic Rock genres. We (Scarecrowz) are participating in a Biker Party in Plantagenet on August/16. This would be a fun party to be a part of. We will supply the full PA setup and partial back line. This would pay from $75 to $100 for a 45 min set. If less bands want in, then it would be recommended to have two sets of an hour each of cover songs. Please let us know as soon as possible. The event would start at about 3pm until about midnight. Thanks!
    kevin1736@sympatico.ca
Posted July 16/14
  • Mystery live at Brass Monkey An Evening of Symphonic Progressive Rock with the band Mystery. This is our first show with new singer Jean Pageau before our European tour in September. Friday August 15 9h30pm The Brass Monkey, Ottawa $10 therealmystery.com
    pajomusic@videotron.ca
Posted July 15/14
  • RAY HARRIS & the BSOBs @ The Atomic Rooster SATURDAY JULY 12 4-8 pm HEY!!! It's an afternoon gig! NO COVER!!! Please join myself and the BSOBs as we romp thru 3 sets of old and new originals + a few of our fave covers + a great selection of fine beverages, good food, and LIVE tunes - what more can you ask for? My stellar bandmates,The BSOBs, are: Standup Steve Donnelly - lead guitar Dan Artuso - pedal steel guitar Jason Andersson - mandolin & guitar Brent Fraser Weatherall - bass Mary Gellner - drums
    www.rayharrismusic.com

  • JOIN A BAND ! Jam Bands brings musicians together to rehearse on a weekly basis, write music, play gigs, professional photo shoot, live videos and more. If you always wanted to be in a band but could never find the right members this is your chance. Rehearsals are at Alcorn music Studios, all of the gear is provided so you can just show up and play. sign up today for our september session. (ALL AGES) alcornmusicstudios.com or bandcoach.ca
    bandcoachottawa@gmail.com
Posted July 12/14
  • THIS SATURDAY NIGHT JULY 12th mALICE & MONSTERS and THE BRASS MONKEY presents ..Canada's best Alice cooper Tribute . Malice & Monsters with special guests opening the night is Little Miss Taken A fun bunch of guys (& gal) with their MIX-of-Rock, from Foo Fighters.Queen, The Beatles, Iron Maiden etc...... will be prepping you for the next round of madness...... ....... let yourself travel into the PSYCHOTIC mind of ALICE COOPER....... mALICE & MONSTERS THEATRICAL ROCK SHOW recreates the theatrics, blood, sound and fury of a Cooper concert, with ghoulish props, audience interaction, sexy women, murder and much more on the menu...... ...... mALICE & MONSTERS only creep out a few times a year, so --DON'T PUT IT OFF--- TICKETS ON SALE NOW!!!! contact us on Face book or on website TICKETS ONLY $8 in advance, $10 @ door SATURDAY JULY 12TH THE BRASS MONKEY 250 Greenbank Rd (just off Hunt Club) ..LETS GO!!! mALICE & MONSTERS WEBSITE gamutband.bandzoogle.com/
    gamut7@yahoo.ca

  • JOIN US : MIGIZI BAND appearing FRIDAY July 18 , 2014 at La Brass Aylmer : MIGIZI (Algonquin for Eagle), is a 6-piece act that offer the highest quality renditions of classic rock hits from the 60s, 70s and beyond, with some good ole rocking country tunes thrown in the mix. Some of our favorite artists include The Eagles, ZZ TOP, Judas Priest, Elvis, Tom Petty, AC/DC, Bon Jovi, The Stones, The Beatles, John Mellencamp, Johnny Cash, Bruce Springsteen, Bryan Adams - and that is just the tip of the iceberg. Come join the fun ! www.migiziband.com , facebook.com/labrass.Aylmer
    rmtrmt@msn.com

  • NEVERFRIEND LOOKING FOR SHOWS Ottawa Hard rock band, Neverfriend, is currently looking to open and share bills for local shows. This original rock quartet is about to release its second, hard-hitting album, and has already made its presence felt on the local music scene with their energetic live show. Please contact the band if you are looking to fill a portion of a local show, are an opener, etc, and check them out at Reverbnation, YouTube, and neverfriend.com. Cheers!
    info@neverfriend.com

  • Calamity, one of Ottawa's best acoustic groups is available for all events. We have performed at weddings, corporate and private functions, local and regional taverns. Calamity has been performing for years in the Ottawa region and has a huge repertoire of various musical styles - old and new. Your event could be as small as a birthday or anniversary party up to and including festivals. We also perform originals and will learn specific songs for your events. Member of SOCAN and SCA of Canada. Please feel free to check out the web page calamityacoustictrio.weebly.com for details and to contact us for further info. e-mail
    calamity trio@aol.com
Posted July 10/14
  • JOIN US @ WINFEST IS THIS SATURDAY! Winfest is a Music Festival and BBQ being held at The Winchelsea just South of Ottawa in Bank Street, near Winchester! thewinchelsea.com Live Music 4pm - 11pm Stephen Thomas Band (Mix of Blues, Soul & Rock n Roll Covers & Originals) Soul Cracker (9 piece Motown Cover Band) Crunchy Flower (Original Classic Rock inspired Band) The Devillaires (Roots, Rock and Surf) Joe Gaspar Band (Original 60's inspired Blues Rock) Family entertainment for the kids: Petting Zoo! Clowns! Bouncy Castle, and more!! $15 per ticket Children under 14 $5 facebook.com/events Hope to see you all there! It will be an amazing party!
    heft_tara@hotmail.com

  • Start your weekend early with Driving Wheel playing at Darcy Mcgee`s 260 Centrum Blvd Place Orleans Thursday 10th of July. Show starts at 8 P.M. great food ,drink and music
    cliffkeeney@gmail.com
Posted July 9/14
  • A Professional Celtic/Country band available for shows, pubs, and house concerts in the Ottawa/Lanark area. "The Barnyard Cats" are a mix of Celtic Rock & Folk / Some Country Rock with an East Coast sound. We play to the audience's needs. With both original songs from 2 professional CD's. We also mix in some great cover tunes from the Waterboys, The Pogues, The Proclaimers, Steve Earle, Marshall Tucker Band , Springsteen, and more. Contact:
    bob_haughian@hotmail.com
Posted July 8/14
  • THE RAYKENS THIS FRIDAY AND SATURDAY AT THE HEART AND CROWN IN THE BYWARD MARKET (MCGINTEY'S STAGE) !!! GREAT VENUE, STAFF AND FOOD !! PATIOS WILL BE ROCKIN' AND THE DRINKS WILL BE FLOWIN' !!!! CHECK OUT THESE MOPED DRIVIN' , SPEEDO SLAPPIN' CATS !!
    RAYKENS.COM

  • The Tammy Jones Band (TJB) will be ROCKIN' YOU! Saturday, July 12 @ Bassline Station Pub. Join us for a wicked night of fun! Pop/Rock/Dance/Country top 40 covers & originals. 9:30pm-close, $5 cover, 19+
    tammyjonesband.com

  • Groupe établi dans la région de Gatineau depuis 2007. Nous recherchons un batteur d'expérience. Notre groupe est composé d'une chanteuse, un saxophone, deux guitaristes, un bassiste et la perle rare recherchée à la batterie. Notre musique comprends les hits classiques du rock & roll des années 50 et 60 ainsi qu'un peu de rock québécois et de classic rock. Nous travaillons aussi sur un deuxième projet qui consiste d'un homage à Corbeau. Si un de ces projets, ou les deux vous intéresse, contactez Paul au 819-986-3562 ou par couriel.
    sabster1@hotmail.com
Posted July 7/14
  • THE NEW STANDBY BROTHERS ALBUM "Lucky 7" will be released this Friday,July 11th, at The Branch restaurant and Texas Grill in Kemptville. The Bro's will be playing tunes from the new album, and their first release "Still Waiting". Call the Branch for reservation 613-258-3737. The Album is available on iTunes. Stop by the S.B. Bro's site for a listen. thestandbybrothers.com/ -- itunes.apple.com -- thebranchrestaurant.ca/
    standbybrothers@gmail.com

  • Looking for a reliable female singer with strong vocal capabilities and experience between the ages of 18 to 33 to front a classic rock/country rock cover band. We play within the Ottawa area with many great paying gigs however 50% of our gigs on on the road. For example Montreal, Kingston, Brockville. Must have good stage appearance & be fit. If you play an instrument or keyboards it would be an asset. Please call (613) 222-0726 or e-mail us at:
    rockmyworld46@yahoo.ca

  • DEATH ROW PREACHERS Ottawa, Carleton Place, Perth, Kemptville, North Gower etc We're a 3 piece power trio. Mainy original material. Lining up gigs, playing the Landmark Events Battle of the Bands Aug 30 before moving on the finals. Lotsa requests for CD's so recording is definitely in the works. Looking for a strong power house drummer. We rehearse in the Carleton Place area west of Ottawa. Gimme a call (Andrew @ 613-858-3057) so we can chat. Check out video and MP3 tunes on YOUTUBE \ Death Row Preachers
    a.w.mckechnie@gmail.com

  • Auto Racing, a bass n drums duo of madness and mayhem to defy definition. All original! From funk to punk to progressive metal, mashed potatos...and some salt n pepper. Some may remember, others should be intrigued. We've got an EP about to be released, along with a new album in the fall. We're looking to play shows. Would be pleased to open for you, or book a show almost anywhere! For more info:
    bizclark1@gmail.com
Posted July 5/14
  • Mystery live at Brass Monkey An Evening of Symphonic Progressive Rock with the band Mystery. This is our first show with new singer Jean Pageau before our European tour in September. Friday August 15 9h30pm The Brass Monkey, Ottawa $10 therealmystery.com
    jpageau@chartwellreit.ca

  • Two guitarists with a recording studio are looking for an experienced female alto or mezzo singer for periodic song recordings. Nepean area. Songs are light ballads. May involve duets. Will pay a reasonable hourly fee, or can make other arrangements.
    Tony13610@gmail.com
Posted July 4/14
  • "Sweet Home Chicago - Canada's Ultimate Blues Brothers Showband & Revue" returns triumphantly to Ottawa, and will be performing Live onstage at Greenfield's Pub & Eatery on Saturday, July 5th !! Show starts at 9:30pm. Come out and Shake Your Tail Feathers !! It's gonna be a HOT night!! sweethomechicagoshow.com
    jake1980@hotmail.ca

  • Serious percussionist needed for music project Acoustic Project; John Fuoco 2015 tour -LIFE- Looking for an experience percussionist (not a drummer) for serious music project to hit the road next year. Already confirmed shows for 2015. Possibly some other in summer 2014. Practice once to twice a week, serious replies only. Website : John Fuoco TV Contact :
    Johnfmusic@hotmail.com
Posted July 3/14
  • The Brass Monkey has an opening for a gigs on Friday, August 8h and Saturday August 23rd. We are looking for a band that can put together a 2-3 band bill for these date. You can play originals or covers, country to rock to blues; it's all good. Preference will be given to bands that have a decent following. You get 100% of the door and drink tickets; we pay for sound man and provide staff to collect cover charge. Please respond to .
    patgbc@gmail.com

  • Jazz Improv for Everyone - The only instrument you will use in this class is your voice, even if you have never sung before. The ability to sing your ideas gives you a way to express them and make them yours, even if you haven't worked them out on your regular instrument. This workshop is designed for vocalists and instrumentalists who wish to understand basic improvisation skills and techniques. Using an organized system to clarify chord theory, basic rhythm counting, hearing the chord changes and keeping your place within the form, you'll start building very important tools to improvise in any idiom. Follow this link for more information. alcornmusicstudios.com/jazz-improv-everyone TWO SATURDAYS - July 5th & 12th/2014 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM $175 bring your lunch! call 613-729-0693 or email to register
    info@alcornmusicstudios.com

  • I am putting together a corporate/higher end band. I have been singing for over 20 years and have backed up April Wine as well as sang with the drummer, backed up Platinum Blonde and dueted with Paul Deslauriers, this year's Toronto Blues Award Winner for best blues guitarist and best blues duet. I am looking for a lead guitarist and keys player. Message me for demos and info.
    shelley-green@hotmail.com

  • Rockin Bassist Wanted! Hello. we are Crimson Aura; an established rockin band based in Orleans, we are male vocalist, lead guitarist and drummer. We are looking for a solid talented bass player , male or female, age not important to complete the line-up. We are still auditioning and hoping for the right mix. You must have decent gear, great chops,and love to play ! We are a ROCK band ! We love to rock ! rock -heavy rock, alternative rock, grunge, classic rock, blues and rock n roll, ballads, cool covers as well as original material. We are 18-50, love to play,actually weekend warriors motivated to perform live, our last show was Canada Day Weekend. If you are serious I will send you a current setlist . We cover Metallica, Nirvana, The Cult, Zeppelin, Goddo, Alice In Chains, Billy Squier, The Headstones, Motley Crue,The Cars, Buddy Guy, U2, ++ We rehearse in Orleans weekly, and plan on 1-2 shows per month. If interested and able to commit to the band and if this sounds good please reply asap. Cheers and keep the rock going ! Crimson Aura
    crimson.aura@live.com
Posted July 2/14
  • LOOKING FOR BASSIST. DeeVanZee (deevanzee.com) is looking for a new bassist starting this coming September. We play danceable hits from the 80s to today. Practices are once a week in Kanata and gigs are every two months on average. We have professional gear, including a quality PA system and lights. Everyone sings backup vocals, including the bassist. We all have careers and families, so accommodations are made for occasional work- or family-related obligations that would interfere with regular practices. We are all very friendly and love to laugh.
    Lapierre@telfer.uottawa.ca
Posted June 30/14
  • Looking for experienced and creative Drummer for an established singer/songwriter solo artist, playing original material and covers. Willing to rehearse frequently and perform live occasionally. Backup vocals, percussion an asset. Please respond with samples of work if possible.
    awakebelieve@gmail.com

  • Looking for a keyboard/synth player for an original rock/pop/electro project. We have Production/Management already in place. Female or Male aged 19-30 with gear/transpo and vocal ability would be ideal. Email me for demos if interested, serious inquiries only. Thanks. George - 613 978 3718
    blackstonehearts@gmail.com
Posted June 29/14
  • Code 18 is presently seeking a versatile experienced guitarist to add his or her flavor to the progressive rock music that we create. Please have transportation, great laughter, discipline and a fantastic attitude! Here's a recent gig: omniumdurock.tv/ Here's our web page for a listen to some demo songs:code18.ca We are currently working on recording a full length cd with music for a second and third cd just waiting to be completed. Please email me at
    sylvains@rogers.com

  • Wednesday night is Open Stage at D'Arcy McGee's in Orleans. Things get started around 8p.m. and go from there. Everyone is welcome. Singles, duos and groups. Sound system supplied but you can bring your own mics if you wish. This Wednesday drums, a bass amp and a guitar amp will be supplied along with a 61 key keyboard. Laid back and friendly. See you there. Any questions call Dennis at 613.830.6690 ext # 2(voicemail)
    dennisbrunton@gmail.com
Posted June 28/14
Posted June 27/14
  • Tonight Pressed Cafe and The Indie Scene Presents: June 27th there will be an amazing all ages show featuring 2 great Ottawa Bands and another amazing one from Hamilton. NO KING FOR COUNTRYMEN // Loud in-your-face rock band. Call it what you want: alternative, pop punk, indie rock or emo; No King For Countrymen is a tried-and-true rock band from Southern Ontario. Local scene veterans David Lindsay, Kyle Bell and Mark Morelli formed the band in a sweaty basement in Stoney Creek, a suburb of Hamilton. nokingforcountrymen.bandcamp.com THE STRINGERS // The Stringers are a group of energetic youngsters hailing from the West end and trying to keep it honest. thestringers.bandcamp.com CITY LIMITS // City Limits is a alternative rock/punk band from Stittsville whose influences include PUP, The Trews, RHCP and everything rock that came out of the 90s. Prepare for a set you won't forget. facebook.com/citylimitsottawa
    theindiescenecanada@gmail.com

  • Zaphod Beeblebrox presents From Vancouver Bawdy, Comedic, Singer-Songwriter SHIRLEY GNOME + LEFTY McRIGHTY Wednesday, July 23, 2014 (Doors 8pm) Video: SHIRLEY GNOME – "Edinburgh Fringe Fest 2013" – youtu.be 27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada. Age 19+/ General Admission ADVANCE TICKETS: $7.00, for a limited time,, at TicketWeb.ca or by phone 1.888.222.6608
    ZaphodBeeblebrox.ca

  • Fortunate Soul will be sharing the stage with QTip Kaos on Saturday June 28th at the Obsession Lounge 1575 St.Laurent Blvd. Two great classic rock bands to double your listening and dancing pleasure. Show starts at 9 p.m.
    cliffkeeney@gmail.com
Posted June 26/14
  • ZAPHOD BEEBLEBROX PRESENTS Zaphod's Legendary All-Day Canada Day Parteh!!! "The Best Bang since the Big One!" Bands: ARCHY & MEHITABEL MACKENZIE RHYTHM SECTION DJs: LOWPASS (Day) FLOODZI (Evening) Awesome Club Decorations & Stellar Bar Service by: CHRIS and the Zaphod's All-Stars Tuesday, July 1/ 2014 (Doors 3pm) 27 York Street, Ottawa, Canada. Age 19+/ General Admission
    ZaphodBeeblebrox.ca

  • Experienced sound guy with full PA and lighting rig would like to work with bands/acts with live shows. My setup is clean and looks good in corporate/wedding settings also. I can provide turnkey service, (deliver, setup, operate, etc.), and fair rates. Please contact me for more information, or to book for your show.
    goodsoundguy@yahoo.ca
Posted June 25/14
  • Dysfunctional Dream, Sketchy Poutin and Peronicus this Friday June 27th at Obsession Live (on St Laurent). facebook.com/events Come out for a night of loud. Tickets are $7 at the door.
    slikguru@hotmail.com
Posted June 23/14
  • Jazz Improv for Everyone - The only instrument you will use in this class is your voice, even if you have never sung before. The ability to sing your ideas gives you a way to express them and make them yours, even if you haven't worked them out on your regular instrument. This workshop is designed for vocalists and instrumentalists who wish to understand basic improvisation skills and techniques. Using an organized system to clarify chord theory, basic rhythm counting, hearing the chord changes and keeping your place within the form, you'll start building very important tools to improvise in any idiom. Follow this link for more information. alcornmusicstudios.com/jazz-improv-everyone TWO SATURDAYS - July 5th & 12th/2014 10:00 AM – 2:30 PM $175 bring your lunch! call 613-729-0693 or email to register
    info@alcornmusicstudios.com

  • "Bone" performs at the Carleton Tavern on Sat, June 28. Bone is a new band featuring Paul Fenton and John Fenton on guitars, Uncle Bob Cabana on drums, and Don Little on bass and lead vocals. This event is a fundraiser for Andy Cabana's Electric Wheelchair Fund. With special guests Bailin' Hey. Event begins at 8pm with a photo exhibit and talk by world-famous rock photographer John Rowlands. Tickets are $10 apiece, or $15 for a pair, available at the door, or at Fabgear 64 (1112 Wellington St. W)
    dlittle0537@rogers.com
Posted June 22/14
Posted June 20/14
  • Nicolas Lossen's Caribbean Solstice JAM – UNIQUE show @ Mercury Lounge Saturday, June 21st, 2014 7 – 10pm Cover : $5 Nicolas Lossen (Guitar) Marc Decho (Bass) Michel Delage (Drums) "Com-a taste the Caribbean thing, people" ! Nicolas Lossen is a French Caribbean guitarist and singer from Martinique (nicolaslossen.com ). With his Ottawa partners, he will play Carribean versions of Jazz Standards, and spicy compositions. "I'm traveling to spread my music ; these are my first and last two weeks in Ottawa, before a while – I'm leaving on sunday. You know, June 21th is a very special day, and I had to find a venue! Then I found that wondeful place : Mercury Lounge. So come on guys ! Live Caribbean Flavour & Jam Session". SPREAADDD IT !!!!
    nicolasremion@yahoo.fr

  • New rehearsal studio Jam Barn ( jambarn.com) The Jam Barn offers professionally equipped rehearsal studios where Ottawa's musicians can be plugged and playing within minutes . Located just minutes from downtown Ottawa, the barn offers a clean, confortable ( air-conditioned) and acoustically sound environment for you and your band to rehearse in. Check our website .
    peter@europrointeriors.com
Posted June 19/14
  • TheVenDreddies & The Mere Humans June 28/2014 Lunenburg Pub - 14 Waller St. (@ Rideau) 8:30PM - 11:00PM $4.00 @ the door ($3.00 w/ student ID) Music is the best! facebook.com We're also hoping to get on your bands listings: The Ven Dreddies Website: thevendreddies.com Twitter: @TheVenDreddies
    thevendreddies@gmail.com

  • BLIZZARD - Tribute To Ozzy Osbourne will be hitting the stage at the Brass Monkey (250 Greenbank Road) on SATURDAY, JUNE 21st. Here is a sneak preview: youtu.be Special Guest, Shades of Seattle will be sharing the stage playing your favorites 90's Grunge. Please share our Facebook event, facebook.com Come out and support live music!!!
    ozzyandrandy82@gmail.com

  • Wanted !! keyboardist Fantasia is looking for a keybosrd player, playing dance music from the 60's ,70's,80's and some of today's hits, Let's talk
    fantasiaband@hotmail.com

  • Looking for experienced and creative Drummer for an established singer/songwriter solo artist, playing original material and limited covers. Willing to rehearse frequently and perform live occasionally. Required to play to click using backing tracks to augment the performance on occasion. Backup vocals, percussion an asset. Aiming for a male aged 30-45 in East end. Please respond with samples of work if possible.
    awakebelieve@gmail.com
Posted June 18/14
  • Hey Kids - Burning down the house - this Friday night at Greenfields for the official kick-off to summer party. It will be the music you'll never forget and an evening you'll never remember. "THE GNARLYS" will be joined by "HEMI" to kick off summer 2014. Show starts at 9:00. Bring you're dancing shoes! Only $5 cover. thegnarlys.com;
    thegnarlys@thegnarlys.com

  • Wanted: Experienced lead vocalist (male or female) for working cover band. CHESHIRE GRIN has been rocking Ottawa & surroundings for 10 years with a great mix of crowd pleasing rock & pop tunes. We consistently gig once or twice a month at a wide variety of venues, including corporate events & weddings. Rehearsals typically occur 2 or 3 times per month & the band is fully equipped with PA, lighting, and a centrally located rehearsal space. We are looking for an experienced lead vocalist with excellent vocal ability and a great attitude. Auditions happening now!! We are eager to learn new songs and will work with you to play songs that suit your experience and vocal range. Please respond with: names of bands you have worked with, venues you have played, describe your music training and if possible, provide audio/video clips and pictures. For further information about CHESHIRE GRIN, check us out on the web (cheshiregrin.ca) or on Facebook (facebook.com)
    duane@cheshiregrin.ca

  • Any lead vocalists out there who like to sing classic tunes from Metallica, Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Ozzy, Sabbath and other timeless heavy metal bands? We need a fill in for a few rehearsals over the next couple of months. Not looking to make any lineup changes, just need a great lead vocalist to occasionally cover lead vocals at some band rehearsals. Fully equipped, modern studio w/PA in Ottawa center/west. This is a fun project with players who know their stuff. If interested, contact Will for details and song list at
    drums4life@rogers.com
Posted June 17/14
  • KONGERO at La Grange de la Gatineau on Sunday, July 13th, 2014 The Swedish 'folk-appela' group KONGERO invites you on a fabulous journey and an all-embracing Scandinavian folk music experience singing a capella at La Grange de la Gatineau on Sunday, July 13 at 8pm. Lotta Andersson, Anna Wikenius, Lovisa Liljeberg and Emma Björling will present their new album, "Kongero No.3", on the occasion of their Canada Tour 2014. La Grange de la Gatineau offers a candle-lit, cabaret style setting. Tickets for the show are available at $20 (plus tax). A dinner-show package is also offered for an additional $30 (plus tax). Bar service is available through the evening. Reservations are required, and can be booked online: grange.ca
    alexsbobek@gmail.com

  • The Brass Monkey wishes to fill some dates in AUGUST. We are looking for bands that can put together a 2 or 3 band bill. You can play originals or covers, country to rock to blues; it's all good. Preference will be given to bands that have a decent following. You get 100% of the door and drink tickets; we pay for sound man and provide staff to collect cover. THE DATES ARE: August 8, 9, 22, 29, 30 Please respond to .
    patgbc@gmail.com

  • Sweet and the Back Beat will be performing this Saturday, June 21 at Moose McGuire's Pub and Grill, 3320 McCarthy Rd, off Hunt Club, getting underway at 9:30 PM. This is a great venue with an excellent selection of food and drink. It's a lounge, it's a restaurant, it's a live music venue, it's a neighbourhood sports bar - it has all the bases covered. More info here: moosemcguires.com The band plays dance friendly cover versions of classic rock and classic R&B tunes from the 60's to today. More info on the band here: www.sweetandthebackbeat.com We hope you can join us. Thanks,
    tom.rowe@rogers.com

  • Keyboard Player Needed For New Project Currently consisting of a guitarist, bass player, drummer and female vocalist, we're searching for a keyboard player to complete this original project. We're looking for someone who's easy going and has a passion for music. We have written many songs and new ideas are constantly coming at us. The sound and feel that we have in mind can be heard in such bands as The Horrors, Bat For Lashes, Metric, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Massive Attack . We have a rehearsal space/home studio in Barrhaven where we meet once a week. We've already started recording demos and can make those available upon request. If interested, please reply including experience, age and mp3s or video.
    seekingmusicians@outlook.com
Posted June 15/14
  • Seeking female drummer and female bass player for musical theatre production: Indy Women Production is putting on a production of the musical "Next to Normal", that will run over 5 performances at the Gladstone Theatre in October. This is a fundraiser for the Ottawa Royal Hospital. The mission of the production company (Indy Women productions) is to provide females performers with stage performance opportunities, and the musical director aims at carrying the mission through in the selection of musicians in the band. We are seeking to fill the drums/percussion chair and the Electric/Acoustic Bass chair. Musicians will be provided with the score about one month prior to performances and must be able to perform the score as written with minimal rehearsal (only 2 rehearsals planned for the band). The production company will offer honorariums to the musicians. Contact
    plegault@fastmail.ca

  • Looking for keyboardist interested in playing instrumental music in all styles. This is a band project - already have bass, gtr & drums. Please contact via email. Thanks.
    scott@ottawaguitar.ca

  • We are a alternative rock band, currently seeking a male vocalist (age 16+), if you can play guitar to that would be great! We are looking for a serious musician someone who is reliable and excited.We are a highly committed band and we are looking for people like us. We have professional grade equipment across the board and we have demos recorded and are looking to gig shortly before recording our debut album. If you are interested and want to hear what we got, please email me for it! Thanks! :) doublethink
    doublethinkband@hotmail.com

  • Seeking Serious Young Singer for Original Rock or Metal Band I'm a lead guitarist with lots of gigging experience playing originals but mostly covers. I'm 27 years old and writing my own material but need, at the least, a singer to co-write and play with. I have high ambitions for touring and being successful that would start with a weekly rehearsal. My influences range from Classic Rock like Van Halen, Led Zeppelin and Thin Lizzy to metal like Lamb of God, Protest the Hero & Zakk Wylde. I also really like certain parody bands like Steel Panther & the Darkness for being hilariously fun and talented. Here is a clip of me playing live: youtube.com Please send some type of video of your own singing or playing in response. Bonus points if you're bald too!
    mashlytle@gmail.com

  • Looking For a Lead Guitarist that is interested in doing originals and classic rock covers band such as Led Zeppelin and The Who. We are looking for a guitarist between the age of 13-16.
    rockfreak2000@hotmail.com

  • Keyboard Player Needed For New Project Currently consisting of a guitarist, bass player, drummer and female vocalist, we're searching for a keyboard player to complete this original project. We're looking for someone who's easy going and has a passion for music. We have written many songs and new ideas are constantly coming at us. The sound and feel that we have in mind can be heard in such bands as The Horrors, Bat For Lashes, Metric, Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Massive Attack . We have a rehearsal space/home studio in Barrhaven where we meet once a week. We've already started recording demos and can make those available upon request. If interested, please reply including experience, age and mp3s or video.
    petelaviolette@rogers.com
Posted June 13/14
  • Rob Mosher's Polebridge Brings Chamber Jazz for the Wild West To GigSpace Performance Studio, Ottawa, ON, Wednesday, July 2 2014 - 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20 Rob Mosher - clarinet/soprano sax/music Micah Killion - trumpet Aline Homzy - violin Greg de Denus - piano Andrew Small - acoustic bass When composer/multi-instrumentalist Rob Mosher rounded the bend into Polebridge, Montana and caught sight of the old saloon piano sitting derelict behind the local mercantile, his imagination soared. He sprinted straight over to the out-of-tune upright and began penning the music that he'll be performing throughout Canada with his stellar band Polebridge and which is featured on his lush album of the same name. It's surprising and satisfying - chamber jazz with a lot of twists including Appalachian-style fiddle music, otherworldly Klezmer, a healthy dose of country swagger and plenty of improvisation. Other tour dates include Saturday, June 28 at the Aron Theatre in Campbellford; Sunday, June 29 at 80 Gladstone in Toronto; Monday June 30th at First-St Andrews United Church in London, ON; Wednesday, July 2nd at GigSpace in Ottawa, ON; and Thursday July 3rd at the Montreal International Jazz Festival, Montreal, QC. gigspaceottawa.com -- facebook.com -- robmosher.com/polebridge Gigspace Performance Studio 953 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa ON 613-729-0693
    info@bkmusicpr.com

  • Riverrun Vinyl Release Show Sunday, June 22 - 7pm at Umi Café - 610 Somerset West Part of the Improvising Musicians of Ottawa concert series Rsvp on Facebook here: Click Here Watch the Tomorrow Island trailer here: youtube.com Check out our website here: insoundmusic.com
    tom.insoundmusic@gmail.com

  • Six Points North is seeking a rhythm guitarist or keyboard with strong backing vocals. We are a classic rock cover band with a very wide appreciation for music. We focus on Canadian content such as Trooper, Loverboy, April Wine, Streetheart to name a few along with the usual suspect including The Cult, Styx, Judas Priest etc. We have rehearsal space every Thursday evening from 6:00pm to 9:00pm. If you are interested, please contact us or on our facebook page Six Points North.
    sixpointsnorth@gmail.com

  • Vocalist required for working band. After 10 years and well over 200 gigs our star vocalist has decided to wind down his involvement with the group over the next few months and we now have a big pair of shoes to fill. We play faithful covers of R&B, blues and rock/pop tunes; we are well established in the Ottawa area and have played successfully at a wide variety of venues. The band is fully equipped with PA and a rehearsal space and we are organized and professional in our approach. We also make sure to maximize the fun factor, which for us means playing well, being properly prepared and always having new songs in development. We rehearse in the West end of Ottawa. For further information please visit: sweetandthebackbeat.com Our band is looking for a reliable team player, with good gear and transportation. We need someone who is willing to learn the arrangements properly, provide lead vocals on approximately 60% of the repertoire and harmony backing vocals where appropriate on the remainder. We are seeking a vocalist with good stage presence and the ability to work well with an audience. The band will learn tunes that suit your range and style and we are open to male or female candidates. We plan to gig 15 to 20 times per year and rehearse once or twice per month as required. If this sounds interesting please reply with this information: What bands you have worked with, what venues you have played, describe your music training and if possible provide relevant audio or video clips and pictures. Please note – this opportunity is not suitable for jobbers. Thanks,
    tom.rowe@rogers.com
Posted June 12/14
  • Guitar virtuoso RICHARD SMITH will be back in Ottawa on June 14th for an intimate show at the Irving Greenberg Studio Theatre ! Richard Smith is nothing less than a phenomenon. But, words alone are inadequate to describe his guitar wizardry. You may be a doubting Thomas until you've witnessed him for yourself. But, once you have, you'll be a fan for life! GUITARIST RICHARD SMITH June 14th - 8pm Irving Greenberg Theatre Center - Studio Theatre 1233, Wellington St. West (at Holland) TICKETS : GCTC.CA (in other events) box office : 613-236-5196
    Paul Chénier

  • Looking for a lead guitar player/backing vocalist and a drummer for an alternative rock/indie punk band based out of Kanata/Ottawa. Having gear is preferred, but not necessary. Must be 18 years of age or older. Musical influences for the band include Twin Atlantic, Blue October, Have Mercy, Angels And Airwaves, (new) Blink 182, Foo Fighters, The Killers, Coldplay, etc. Email me for more details at -
    jake.brennan@hotmail.ca
Posted June 11/14
  • "Bone" performs at the Carleton Tavern on Sat, June 28. Bone is a new rockin' band featuring Paul Fenton and John Fenton on guitars, Uncle Bob Cabana on drums, and Don Little on bass and lead vocals. This event is a fundraiser for Andy Cabana's Electric Wheelchair Fund. With special guests Bailin' Hey. Event begins at 8pm with a photo exhibit and talk by world-famous rock photographer John Rowlands. Tickets are $10 apiece, or $15 for a pair, available at the door, or at Fabgear 64 (1112 Wellington St. W).
    dlittle0537@rogers.com

  • "Sweet Home Chicago - Canada's Ultimate Blues Brothers Showband & Revue" returns triumphantly to Ottawa, and will be performing Live onstage at Greenfield's Pub & Eatery on Saturday, July 5th !! It's gonna be a HOT night!! It's 106 miles to Chicago, we got a full tank of gas, half a pack of cigarettes, it's dark... and we're wearing sunglasses. Hit it!! For info, visit the website at: sweethomechicagoshow.com or contact Doug at
    jake1980@hotmail.ca

  • Good Day all! As the title says we are seeking a manager or promoter to help with bookings, financial, and out of town shows and so on. We have been managing and handling 100% of all our bookings and internal band needs as they come up. At this point we are seeking someone who is trustworthy, has some connections in the music industry and knows how seek representation on behalf of the band. The band has been established since 2000 and is coming up to it's fifteen year anniversary next year. We are currently working on new material for the next CD, and not having to worry about the little things to make it happen would be great. We are a hard rock band from Ottawa. If your interested in helping us then please get in touch to give us some idea of what your experience is, or have a resume of sorts that you can pass along.
    kevin1736@sympatico.ca
Posted June 10/14
  • Looking for something different to do this Friday evening? Looking for some good ole' clean entertainment? Know any young musicians who aspire to mastering their instruments and joining a big band? Then come on down and check out the OTTAWA JUNIOR JAZZ BAND (Mandar Gumaste, director) FRIDAY, JUNE 13, 2014, 7:30p.m. Longfields-Davidson Heights Secondary School Auditorium 149 Berrigan Drive, Nepean. Admission: $10.00 @ the door Information / Tickets: mandar.gumaste@ocdsb.ca or any OJJB band member Visit our website: ojjb.ca The Ottawa Junior Jazz Band (OJJB) is an 18 piece big band made up of grade 8, 9 and 10 students from the Greater Ottawa Region. Established in September 2001, OJJB sets out to provide a platform for students to further expand upon their musical experiences from middle school, and promote an interest in big band music. OJJB has had the pleasure of performing at the Ontario Music Educators Conference, Agriculture Canada Expo and has been featured at the Ottawa International Jazz Festival from 2002-2013. OJJB has performed on stage with jazz artists Mark Ferguson, Ron Di Lauro, and Mike Tremblay. Andrew Kavchak
    asksdb@rogers.com

  • Butterflies and Zebras GigSpace (at Alcorn Music Studios) 953 Gladstone Avenue, Ottawa, ON, Canada 7:30, Saturday June 28, 2014 Butterflies and Zebras are a full on visual and sonic experience. Playing original compositions, inspired by Jimi Hendrix, John Coltrane, world music and free jazz, Butterflies and Zebras explore sound in real time behind the glow of original fractal art. gigspaceottawa.com Website: butterflies-and-zebras.com Youtube: youtube.com Email:
    info @ butterflies-and-zebras.com

  • Band Looking for a keyboard player and female singer Established west end band looking for a keyboard player & a female singer. Fun songs with a great group of people. Private gigs. Keyboard player has option of singing harmony as well. Female singer to do lead, do harmony and sing duets with male lead. Looking for energetic, fun person with a great voice and ear for lead and harmony. Rock, Blues, Country, ....fun, dance music. Rehearsals weekly. Contact David
    kingfamily5555@gmail.com

  • Call for performers: O-Town Hoedown 2014 (not to be confused with that OTHER Hoedown) We're looking for classic/alt-country, rockabilly, bluegrass-type bands for the 8th annual O-Town Hoedown. For information and submission guidelines visit the link below leftymcrighty.com/hoedownsubmissions
    grrregharris@gmail.com

  • 'The Throwbacks' are looking for a keyboardist, and female singer, for a band playing 60's,70's and 80's dance music.
    Antonio.Padovan@ssc-spc.gc.ca
Posted June 8/14
  • Rock band looking for a bassist and keyboardist with vocal abilities. Songwriting, stage presence would be a plus. Must own vehicle, gear and be committed 100% and be able to meet up 1-2 a week. Must be able to work as a team. Please contact us by email
    rockkitty@outlook.com
Posted June 7/14
  • AND NOW FOR SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT! The Main Street Market Band (mainstreetmarketband.com) is playing at Pressed this coming Saturday, June 14th. Imagine a blend of the music of South and West Africa, mixed with a touch of Brazil, classic jazz and some Canadian folk/pop sounds thrown in. Or combine the sounds of Ottawa bands Cheza, Florquestra, Elage and Claudio Salguero—then you have the unique sounds of Ottawa's newest world music act, the Main Street Market Band. Taking its name from the farmers' market where the band began with jam sessions between founding members Loic Martin and Paul Weber, the Main Street Market Band brings new musical colour to the Ottawa music scene. Please join us at Pressed for some world fusion music and great food! Details: Pressed, 750 Gladstone Ave – Ottawa, Telephone: (613) 680-9294, Saturday, June 14th, show starts at 9 PM, $10 – at the door
    Paul@jalna.ca

  • If you`re in the neighborhood of Merrickville tonight Saturday June 7th drop on by Harry Mcleans Pub at 111 ST.Lawrence and enjoy great food, drink, and great classic rock by Fortunate Soul, show starts at 9p.m.
    cliffkeeney@gmail.com

  • 3 female musicians seeking other female musicians - specifically lead, rhythm and bass guitarists. We have a gig space and some equipment to start. Please contact me and we will arrange a time to jam to see if there is a fit. Specific interests are rock, heavy rock and folk rock - mostly man rock sung/performed by women. Email or Text Lisa for questions and to express interest at 613-869-1198 or
    beginnings_for_lisa@yahoo.ca

  • Blues-Rock band from Ottawa looking for a drummer. Even though we're aiming for a badass soung we also make you wanna dance. Our influences are around Jack White (every project), Led Zeppelin, Queens of the Stone Age, Black Rebel Motorcycle with a bit of funk and hip hop influences in the mix. We had 8 tight songs with our last drummer. We're looking to gig and record this summer. We're jamming 1-2 times a week and more if the schedules work. Looking for passionate and committed people.
    jc.audet@live.ca
Posted June 6/14
  • THE GNARLYS will be playing at Moose McGuire's located 3320 McCarthy Rd, Ottawa on Saturday June 7th. The show starts at 9:00 pm and ends at 1:00 am. Come and join us for a good food and a great atmosphere. For more info you can go to our website www.thegnarlys.com or send us an email at
    buck@thegnarlys.com

  • Looking for a master of keys to join an all original project. The sound is just becoming defined but there are strong elements of alternative rock, funk, disco. We are looking for a professional who has lots of stage, and studio experience. Vocal ability would be a huge asset. You must be able to commit to 2-3 nights per week, and have pro gear. Contact Francis at
    fokeefe62@hotmail.com
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